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I've been having pain and not feeling good for almost a year. Two months ago after being at ER, I was diagnosed with a few gallstones and possible Gerd. The ER doctors assistant said the gallstones aren't the problem. I went to see a GI doctor where I was diagnosed with hernia. Still no talk of my gallbladder. Well one week after that diagnosis, I was back at a different ER due to horrible abdominal pain that radiated to my back. In addition, I thought I had a bout with the flu a few days earlier, vomitting bile up and constant diahrea for 5 days. This ER found my my gallbladder was riddled with gallstones and infected. Just goes to show you can get different opinions but keep going to doctors and ER til they find the source of your pain. I'm one week out from surgery. It's been rough. I don't remember the first couple days home. A few things I've learned so far. Stay ahead of pain when you first get home. I don't like pain meds but I sure needed something more than Tylenol and Advil those first days. I chose Norco. It doesnt make me feel weird. I stopped my pain meds after 4 days due to constipation and my pain was managed by Advil and Tylenol. Also , adhere to the diet of low fats, no sweets , no carb , etc.. There are websites that tell you what to eat after gallbladder surgery. Today and last night I had Bread. For me that was a mistake. I had a full on gas attack meaning the gas wouldn't go anywhere. I thought l had to poop. The pain and heartburn were horrible . My stomach was so crampy and bloated. It was so bad. Thinking , I had to poop, I did two enemas, no luck. I took 4 Advil due to pain. I then took heartburn pill and drank sprite. Finally , it let up and I started burping. The pain was so bad though at one point , I thought I needed to go back to hospital. Believe me, dont push recovery either. Ive been going insane being in the house and really cant do anything. Theres a reason they drs. say to take it easy and dont lift anything heavier thgan a gallon of milk. I go see the surgeon tomorrow for my one week follow up. Well just wanted to share my experience so far. Hope it helps someone
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